Brian Doan

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Oberlin, OH
Introduction I like, I don't like: this is of no importance to anyone; this, apparently, has no meaning. And yet all this means: my body is not the same as yours. Hence, in this anarchic foam of tastes and distastes, a kind of listless blur, gradually appears the figure of a bodily enigma, requiring complicity or irritation. Here begins the intimidation of the body, which obliges others to endure me liberally, to remain silent and polite confronted by pleasures or rejections which they do not share.--Roland Barthes
Interests Film, Literature, TV, Popular Culture, Sports, Fashion, Politics, Writing, New Media, Critical Theory, Cooking, Musical Theater, Making Fun of Hipsters
Favorite Movies Rules of the Game, Casablanca, Breathless, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Singin' In The Rain, Shoot The Piano Player, Goldfinger, The Band Wagon Bringing Up Baby, The Big Sleep, Chloe In The Afternoon, Cabaret, King Kong, Duck Soup, Sullivan's Travels, Notorious, North By Northwest, Only Angels Have Wings, Since You Went Away, Top Hat, L'Atalante, The Bicycle Thief, Some Came Running, The Bad and The Beautiful, Le Million, A Hard Day's Night, The Red Shoes, I Know Where I'm Going!, Black Narcissus, Star Wars, The Lady From Shangahi, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Favorite Music Prince, Miles Davis, The Beatles, U2, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, XTC, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, The Replacements, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M., The Beach Boys, Motown, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Thelonious Monk, Randy Newman, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brian Eno, Bruce Springsteen, A Tribe Called Quest, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Yo-Yo Ma, Public Enemy, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Crowded House, Radney Foster, Lyle Lovett, Danger Mouse, Jay-Z, The Who, The Kinks, New Order, Elvis Costello, The Clash, Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Books Anything by Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Pauline Kael, James Agee, Jane Austen, Martin Amis, Ian Fleming, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Stan Lee (among many, many others!).

"One must have a heart of stone to read of the death of Little Nell without laughing." -- Oscar Wilde